When tank-type bromeliads are grown outdoors, whether as year-round garden plants in frost-free areas like southern Florida, or as summer container specimens in colder regions, they can become a breeding site for mosquitoes. You need not get rid of them, … Read Article
Virtues: We love this mix of five spring-flowering bulbs from Colorblends. The Woodland Blend combines five different early-blooming, mostly deer-proof bulbs that stand up to squirrels and rabbits, too. They also survive shade, provided they receive sun in early spring. … Read Article
Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.
Fall is optimum tree- and shrub-planting time. Planting instructions usually end with the advice to water the new tree or shrub well and then apply an even layer of mulch to conserve soil moisture and regulate soil temperatures. This is … Read Article
The rose curculio beetle is a weevil that loves to munch roses, particularly yellow and white varieties. They’re reddish-black, ¼” long and they feed at night. The rose weevil dives into the flowers with its snout. If the plant isn’t … Read Article
Rabbits were a big problem for me last year. Any tips on stopping them from eating my entire garden?
Something seems to be eating my coneflower petals. Any idea what it could be?
Whether they need to save money or they just want to live more self-sufficiently, many people are turning to DIY projects and homemade products to get things done around the home. For gardeners this might include creating our own compost, … Read Article
A neighborhood cat keeps walking through my garden and I don’t want him to. What can I do?
What can you tell me about scale insects?
I saw an opossum in my garden. What can you tell me about opossums?